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‘Looking For Langston’ and Q&A with director Isaac Julien

21 November, 2017, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


A powerful, personal meditation on the life and loves of African American poet Langston Hughes by pioneering queer British auteur Isaac Julien, followed by a Q&A with the director.

Informed by the photographic art of James Van der Zee and Robert Mapplethorpe, Julien’s film Looking For Langston explores the all-male homosexual underworld of black Harlem society from the 1920s to the 1950s and beyond.

After the screening, Julien will join Langston Hughes expert Shima Jalal Kamali, Eyes Wide Open Cinema’s programmer Jacob Engelberg, and the organisers in a discussion and Q&A. Presented in association with Eyes Wide Open Cinema, Brighton’s queer film strand.

This event is part of the series As waves of one sea.
For event information, please contact Doug Haynes at d.e.haynes@sussex.ac.uk.

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110 people are attending ‘Looking For Langston’ and Q&A with director Isaac Julien

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  • Mary-Jane Farrell
  • Helen Stollar
  • Maria Roth-Lauret
  • Michael Mills
  • Anne-Marie Angelo
  • Marina Castledine
  • Lonneke Geerlings
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  • Robert Yates
  • Jody Southam
  • Tom Wright
  • Chloé Wilmot
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  • Paige Bowry
  • Haley Moyse Fenning
  • Toshifumi Morinaga
  • Richard Mangas
  • Eddie Toomer-McAlpine
  • Jasmine Mirfattah
  • Shannan Stafford
  • George Hind
  • Ben Highmore
  • Karen Boswall
  • Lucy Monkman
  • Gavin Butt
  • Eleshea Williams
  • Samuel Solomon
  • Adam Hagerty
  • Matthew McConkey
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  • Jamila Prowse
  • Georgina McLaughlin
  • Geoff Quilley
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  • Lucy Emma Kernick
  • Francesco Ventrella
  • Fatima Hasan
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21 November, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, Eyes Wide Open Cinema, University of Sussex
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Kieron Cropper


Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
Gardner Centre Road
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9RA United Kingdom
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